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Health Officials Detail Response of Drug Resistant <i>Salmonella</i> Outbreak
Prior to 2017, Salmonella isolates with resistance to azithromycin had occurred in fewer than 0.5% of isolates from ill Americans.
2 Deaths Recorded in Multistate <i>Listeria</i> Outbreak
Since 2017 there have been 24 cases of Listeria associated with the outbreak, with no source of infection identified thus far.
Basil From Mexico Likely Source of <i>Cyclospora</i> Outbreak
As of July 24, 2019, 132 individuals have been diagnosed with Cyclospora infection as part of a multistate outbreak linked to consumption of fresh basil.
The Public Health Threat of Ice Cream Tampering
Videos of individuals licking ice cream and placing these cartons back on freezer store shelves have gone viral, and this practice can pose public health risks.
Cluster of <i>V Vulnificus</i> Pops Up in Previously Non-Endemic Area
Vibrio vulnificus is a serious gram-negative pathogen that can lead to wound and intestinal infections and has high rates of mortality.
Del Monte Vegetable Tray Implicated in <i>Salmonella</i> Outbreak
Health officials indicate this outbreak is not related to the 2018 Cyclospora outbreak linked to Del Monte’s vegetable trays, which sickened 250 individuals.
Tahini Consumption Associated With <i>Salmonella</i> Concord Outbreak
According to the CDC, the outbreak is not connected to with the Salmonella outbreak resolved in February that was linked with tahini and sickened 8 individuals across 4 states.
Gastrointestinal Illness Outbreak Tied to Raw Oysters
Consumption of oysters from a Mexican estuary has led to infections caused by multiple pathogens, with some individuals infected by more than 1 bug.
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